Yoga Alliance Registered Studio
Yoga Classes and 
Yoga Teacher Training in Saskatoon Saskatchewan
Director:  Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS, Yoga Alliance

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Reviews by Namaskar Yoga RYT 200 Graduates

Studio location: 615 - 2 Avenue North downtown Saskatoon
 (no mail delivery at studio) Mailing address: 2326 Haultain Avenue S7J 1R1      
Phone: (306) 241-3409
Office Hours:  9:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday to Friday

Yoga Classes: 
For more information or registration please visit:  Yoga Classes at Namaskar Yoga

Teacher Training Courses available: 
  * Basic Yoga Teacher Certification
18 hour weekend course + 4 hours practice teaching - see below
  * Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Program
Consists of 10 weekend Modules - see below
  * Continued Education Modules
Prenatal * Yin * Restorative * Kids * Low Back and more...


 YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
  
REGISTRATION:
Please e-mail namaskaryoga.sk@gmail.com to request an Application for Registration
Receipt of completed application + fee payment are required to hold a spot in a module.  
Basic, Intermediate and Specific Groups modules can be applied toward 200 Hour Program

First Module: Teaching Basic Asanas
  
Description:  Methods to design and teach beneficial, safe beginner yoga classes for various venues:   studios, clubs, fitness centers, community associations, corporate, private.  Students will receive a Namaskar Yoga Studio pose manual for training of technique and practice in teaching: cueing, sequencing, transitions, modifications and breathing, basic yoga history, philosophy, styles of yoga, teaching styles, basic anatomy and safety.  Upon completion of training and practice teaching requirements, participants receive certification to teach Basic/Beginner Level Yoga Classes. 
This training is suitable for those with a regular yoga practice, or Fitness Instructors, Personal Trainers, other Fitness/Health/Wellness Practitioners.   Individuals who want to attend to deepen their own personal knowledge and practice are also welcome.  
Requirements for Certification Full attendance at module, regular yoga practice, plus 4 hours mentored practice teaching or equivalent after the module as discussed with Director. 
Visit Namaskar Yoga Teacher Training News  for Mentored Practice Teaching options.
Director may advise further practice is required before certification to begin teaching yoga.

Namaskar Yoga is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance.  We are also the Yoga Teacher Training School in Saskatchewan for the SPRA and City of Saskatoon Leisure Services.   CEC's available for SPRA and Yoga Alliance and MTAS.

Next scheduled dates for Teaching Basic Asanas Modules:

Yoga Teacher Certification - Teaching Basic Asanas 
Date: February 6-7, 2016 - The February date is full. Please email for wait list or see next date in April.
Next date:  April 9-10, 2016 - space still available
Times:  Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm  Lunch "on the mat"
Fee:  $335 (inc gst)
CEC's available:  SPRA 12, Yoga Alliance 18, MTAS 4 Primary 
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Teaching Intermediate Asanas

Description:
 - Over 30 intermediate level asanas.
- Methods to develop interestinginspiring intermediate and multi-level classes
- Varying options and methods to increase challenge in all types of classes
- Fitness/Power/Vinyasa
Techniques to incorporate for advanced focus, awareness, increased challenge in poses.
- Further development of individual teaching and communication skills.
- Safe hands-on adjustments.
- Pranayama
- Introduction to the paths of yoga philosophy and their application when teaching.

Next scheduled dates for Teaching Intermediate Asanas Module:

Yoga Teacher Certification - Intermediate Asanas
Next date:  May 14-15, 2016
Times:  Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm   Lunch "on the mat"    
Prerequisite: Basic Asanas
Fee:  $335 (inc gst)
Prerequisite:  Teaching Basic Asanas
CEC's available for SPRA and Yoga Alliance and MTAS.
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Teaching to Specific Groups Module

Description:  Teachers will receive information specific to teaching to various groups of participants:  Yoga for Seniors, Gentle Yoga, Chair-Assisted Yoga, Yoga for Children and Sport-specific.  This module will include anatomical, physiological and psychological issues and considerations for various participants. We will what is involved in developing and delivering effective, beneficial and adaptive classes for these specific groups of participants.  Also, considerations for Prenatal Yoga, various styles of yoga and teaching in various venues.

Next scheduled date for Teaching to Specific Groups module:

Yoga Teacher Certification - Teaching to Specific Groups
Date:  March 12-13, 2016
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm   Lunch "on the mat" 
Fee:  $335 (inc gst)
Prerequisite:  Teaching Basic Asanas
CEC's available for SPRA and Yoga Alliance and MTAS.
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Teaching Basic Asanas, Intermediate Asanas and Specific Groups can be applied toward the Yoga Alliance 200 Hr RYT Program.
For information on all 10 modules of Yoga Alliance 200Hr RYT Program see below:


Continue your Yoga Teacher Training with Namaskar Yoga after completing 
Teaching Basic Asanas

 INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
200 HOUR YOGA ALLIANCE
REGISTERED YOGA TEACHER  PROGRAM

consists of 10 modules developed by
Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS, Lead Trainer, Yoga Alliance


Namaskar Yoga has been registered with Yoga Alliance training and certifying Yoga Teachers since 2009.
CEC's available for SPRA, Yoga Alliance and MTAS.

The Yoga Alliance RYT program consists of 10 weekend modules
beginning with Teaching Basic Asanas.
For program and registration information on the 2016 Program and 2017 Program
please email:  kathleenyoga@gmail.com


2016 RYT Program February - November 2016:   All dates are posted below.
2017 RYT Program February - November 2017:  Scheduled dates t.b.a.
The program can be completed in 1 year (2016) or 2 years (2016 - 2017)
2018 RYT Program may be scheduled in 2018 or 2019 only if/when there is sufficient interest in registration.

* Interested participants can attend any or all of the following modules after completing Teaching Basic Asanas.
* Each module is registered for separately. 
* Participants successfully completing all 10 modules can register with Yoga Alliance as a 
200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher.

REGISTRATION:
Please e-mail namaskaryoga.sk@gmail.com to request an Application for Registration

Please note:  These trainings sometimes become full, therefore receipt of the completed 
Application for Registration and receipt of fee payment are required to hold a spot in a module.
Post dated cheques may be accepted by specific arrangement with the Director 

Date may be subject to change if scheduling conflict occurs. Registered participants will be notified immediately.

The modules do not have to be taken in exact order, with exceptions:
- The first module is Teaching Basic Asanas.  
- Intermediate Asanas should be taken before Advanced Asanas.
- The Review Module is a review of Asanas, Anatomy, Philosophy and Meditation modules.
- The Sum of the Parts should be the final or next-to-final module attended.

YOGA ALLIANCE 200-HR RYT PROGRAM MODULES:
Dates may be subject to change if a scheduling conflict occurs.  Registrants will be notified immediately

Teaching Basic Asanas  (see above for full description of course content)
Date:  February 6-7, 2016  - The February date is full. Please email for wait list or see next date in April.
Next date:  April 9-10, 2016  - space still available 
Next date:  September 2016 - space still available 
Times:  Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm.  Lunch "on the mat"
Fee:  $335 (inc gst)
CEC's available:  SPRA 12, Yoga Alliance 18 contact, MTAS 4 Primary 
*
Teaching Intermediate Asanas (also see above for full description of course content)
Date:  May 14-15, 2016
Times:  Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm   Lunch "on the mat"
Prerequisite: Basic Asanas

Fee:  $335 (inc gst)
CEC's available:  SPRA 12,  Yoga Alliance 18 contact,  MTAS 4 Primary 
*
Teaching to Specific Groups (also see above for full description of course content)
Date:  March 12-13, 2016  
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm   Lunch "on the mat"
Prerequisite:  Basic Asanas
Fee:  $335 (inc gst)
CEC's available:  SPRA 12, Yoga Alliance 18 Contact,  MTAS 5 Primary
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Retrain and Assist Teaching Asanas: 
Date:  Trainee's choice
The Trainee can choose one of the following modules to retrain:  Teaching Basic Asansas, Intermediate Asanas, Advanced Asanas, Specific Groups, or can attend Teaching Basic Prenatal Asanas. The Trainee will be asked to observe and assist the newer participants.  Homework requirement:  Essay to be submitted after completion of module.
Fee:  $335 (inc gst)
CEC's available:  SPRA 12, Yoga Alliance 18 Contact,  MTAS 12.5 Primary.
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Meditation:  
Date:  June 18-19, 2016 
Times:  Saturday and Sunday 9am - 6pm - Lunch "on the mat"
Required Text: The Living Gita - The Complete Bhagavad Gita - A Commentary for Modern Readers by Sri Swami Satchidananda.   Please visit:  Namaskar Yoga Teacher Training News for descriptions and pictures of required texts. These texts are popular so should be purchased or ordered as soon as possible.  
Prerequisite: Basic Asanas
Fee:  $335 (inc gst)
CEC's available:  Yoga Alliance 18 Contact,  MTAS 5 Primary
*
Yoga Anatomy
Date: July 16-17, 2016 
Time: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm - Lunch "on the mat"
1 Required Text:  "Scientific Keys Volume I: The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga (spiral bound version)" or "The Key Muscles of Yoga: The Scientific Keys, Volume 1 (paperback version)"  by Ray Long & and Chris MacIvor.   Visit  http://www.teachertrainingnews.blogspot.com for pictures of required texts.  Texts are popular so should be purchased or ordered as soon as possible.  Available from Amazon.  Pre-work assigned on registration form.
Prerequisite: Basic Asanas
Fee:  $335 (inc gst)
CEC's available:  12 SPRA, Yoga Alliance 18 Contact,  MTAS 16.5 Primary
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Teaching Advanced Asanas 
Date:  August 13-14, 2016
Time: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm - Lunch "on the mat". 
Prerequisite:  Teaching Intermediate Asana
Fee:  $335 (inc gst)
CEC's available:  SPRA 12,  Yoga Alliance 18 Contact,  MTAS 4 Primary.
*
Philosophy of Yoga 
Date:  September 24-25, 2016
Times:  Saturday and Sunday 9am - 6pm  Lunch "on the mat"
2 Required TextsThe Living Gita-Complete Bhagavad Gita-Commentary for Modern Readers Sri Swami Satchidananda and The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali -  Translation and Commentary Sri Swami Satchidananda  Please visit:  Namaskar Yoga Teacher Training News for descriptions and pictures of required texts.  These texts are popular so should be purchased or ordered as soon as possible.  Available from Amazon.
Prerequisite: Basic Asanas
Fee:  $335 (inc gst)
CEC's available:  Yoga Alliance 18 Contact hours 
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Program Review:  Asanas, Anatomy, Meditation and Philosophy
Date:  October 22-23,  2016 
Times:  Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm  Lunch "on the mat"
Prerequisite:  This module includes review, in-class quizzes, and assignments on Yoga Anatomy, Philosophy and Meditation, Intermediate/Advanced technique and teaching skills.
Fee:  $335 (inc gst)
CEC's available:  Yoga Alliance 18 Contact hours,  MTAS 14.5 Primary 
 *
The Sum of the Parts
Next date:  November 19-20, 2016 
Times:  Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm   Lunch "on the mat"
Prerequisite:  Attend previous modules or by special arrangement with the Director in some circumstances
Prework: See Registration form
Fee:  $335 (inc gst)
CEC's available:   Yoga Alliance 18 Contact hours,   MTAS 4 Primary 
*
Complete all 10 modules/requirements to receive 200Hr RYT Certificate to register with Yoga Alliance.
Note:  If you have to miss a module(s) during a program year, arrangements may be made with the Director to make up required contact hours and content at another module(s) to complete your 200 hours.
 *
See above for CEC's with SPRA, Yoga Alliance and MTAS.
Saskatoon Leisure Services Bursaries available for Basic Asanas, Intermediate Asanas and Specific Groups.  Contact: Rhonda.Mattern@saskatoon.ca
*
AFTER GRADUATING THE NAMASKAR YOGA 200 HOUR RYT PROGRAM, GRADUATES CAN REPEAT ANY OF THE 10 RYT PROGRAM MODULES FOR A REDUCED FEE.  
To inquire, please contact the Director at kathleenyoga@gmail.com
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Continuing Education 
for Certified and Registered Yoga Teachers


See above for the next scheduled Basic Yoga Teacher Certification module



 Namaskar Yoga
Studio Location:  615 - 2nd Avenue North downtown Saskatoon
Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
 
For information regarding the next Prenatal Yoga Training
CLICK HERE   or email: namaskaryoga.sk@gmail.com

Instructor:     Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS, Yoga Alliance
  Description of Training: Students will receive a Prenatal Pose Manual, with training and practice of 30 basic prenatal asanas, as well as study of the benefits, contraindications, modifications and variations for prenatal yogis.  Students will also have training and practice specific to prenatal yoga:  cueing, sequencing, transitions, pranayama, mantrasvarious teaching styles and practice teaching.  We will learn methods to design, develop and teach beneficial and adaptive, safe prenatal yoga classes.  Basic prenatal yoga anatomy and philosophy.  Individuals who would like to attend this training to deepen their own personal knowledge and practice are welcome.





RESTORATIVE YOGA TRAINING

Date:  Saturday April 23, 2016
Times:  9:00 am - 5:30 pm    1/2 hr lunch break 
Instructor:  Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS, Certified Restorative Yoga
Fee:  $145
Suggested Text to bring to workshop:  Relax and Renew by Judith Lasater, PhD., P.T.
CEC's:  SPRA 6, Yoga Alliance 8 contact hours

In Restorative Yoga participants "consciously relax" the entire body in fully supported floor poses.  Remaining present and observing the release, letting go of any goals, and just allowing full relaxation for healing and restoration.
This workshop is for Yoga Teachers and health/wellness workers who would like to incorporate restorative yoga principles and benefits into group or private practice, and also for yogis who would like to learn the benefits of including restorative poses in their current practice and in their every day life.  Definition, history, poses, variations, adaptations, language, cueing, and practical applications.   
Prerequisite for Certification: This is continuing education for Yoga Teachers.  In order to be certified to teach yoga you must first complete Teaching Basic Asanas or another recognized yoga teacher training certification.


YOGA CORE FOR DAILY LIVING AND 
TRAINING TECHNIQUE AT THE WALL

Date:  Sunday April 24, 2016
Time:  9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Instructor:  Rosalynne Tayler, RYT, Yoga Alliance
Fee:  $70 ​ (inc gst)
Location:  Namaskar Yoga Studio​

Description: 
Yoga Core for Daily Living: This practical workshop provides a brief introduction to core anatomy along with discussion of the importance of core strength in activities of daily living.  We will learn technique to access deep core muscles then apply the learning to a yoga core class.  Enjoy a fun, safe and non-judgmental environment with modifications for various levels of experience and ability.
Training Technique at the Wall:  Yoga offers many benefits but it is safe only if our bodies are correctly aligned when we practice.   This interactive workshop explores using the wall to assist in training proper alignment in a variety of yoga poses for safe and successful practice.  There will be lots of opportunity ​for​  practice and take away teaching tips.
CEC’s:  SPRA 4, Yoga Alliance 4 contact hours

For more information or to register email: kathleenyoga@gmail.com



LOW BACK - STRETCH AND STRENGTHEN

Date:  Sunday April 24, 2016
Time:  2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Instructor:  Rosalynne Tayler, RYT, Yoga Alliance, Certified Yoga for Low Back
Fee:  $45 ​ (inc gst)​
Location:  Namaskar Yoga Studio

Description:​ This workshop introduces the basics of back anatomy combined with breathing technique in selected yoga poses to support a healthy low back and injury prevention. Learn about and practi​c​e accessing deep core stabilizing muscles, muscle relaxation and strengthening for a healthy back and a safe practice.   This practical information is useful to teachers of any level of yoga from beginner to advanced.
CEC’s:  SPRA 2,  Yoga Alliance 2.5 contact hours

​For more information or to register email: kathleenyoga@gmail.com

YIN YOGA
Date:  November 5-6, 2016
Time:  Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 5 pm  
Fee:  $335 (includes gst)
Instructor:  Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, Certified Yin Yoga
Required Text:  Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark - available from Amazon @$20.00
Prerequisite:  Basic Certification and Min 20 Hour Yoga Anatomy module or equivalent. 
CEC's:  Yoga Alliance 16 contact hours and 2 non contact hours

Description: Yin Yoga is a practice which places healthy, gentle, regenerative stress on the connective tissue of the body - tendons, ligaments, fascia.  Postures are practiced carefully and mindfully and may be held for longer periods of time to allow gradual and safe restoration of the connective tissues.  The lower body is mainly targeted using passive postures that may feel challenging to maintain.  This calm, beneficial practice is a great counter training to more active styles of yoga, and helps to reduce aches, pains and overall physical and mental tension and stress.  
Please note this is not a Restorative Training
This module is continuing education.  In order to teach Yin Yoga you must also be a certified yoga teacher



Namaskar Yoga Refund Policy for Weekend Teacher Training Modules 

- More than 14 days notice of cancellation and request to transfer registration to another training module:  Administration fee of $15
- More than 14 days notice of cancellation and request for refund:  Administration fee of $20 
- Less than 14 days notice of cancellation and request to transfer registration to another module:  Administration fee of $20
- Less than 14 days notice of cancellation and request for refund:  Administration fee of $30
- After beginning attendance at the training module, a pro-rated refund will be given if a doctor's certificate is provided.
- If Namaskar Yoga Studio cancels/reschedules a training a full refund will be given.